Recall Roundup: Takata, Ford, FCA, Mazda, and More

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Hot on the heels of FCA's and Mazda's announcements, Ford, too, has expanded its recall for Takata parts. This one, however, focuses on the driver-side airbag inflator. Ford's recall previously included 50,000 cars or so; now, it's up to a little over half a million. Oh boy. Despite adding that many cars to the recall, this affects just two Ford vehicles - the 2005-2008 Ford Mustang and the 2005-2006 Ford GT.

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Recall Roundup: Honda, Jaguar, Hyundai, Nissan, and BMW

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

This year, we've been hit with an unprecedented level of vehicle recalls, spurred by GM's ignition-switch debacle. These recalls affect nearly every automaker selling cars in the United States, and as the number of recalls continues to rise, the chance that you might have a recalled car in your garage will continue to increase. That's why we collect all the recall notices from the past week and put them right here, in an easily digestible roundup.

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Why Are Minivans So Bad at Small-Overlap Crash Testing?

The latest IIHS data is out, and you'll want to know about it.

Automakers are still learning to design cars so that they can withstand the newest crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the small-overlap front crash test. As more and more cars undergo this new (and terrifyingly effective) test, IIHS keeps releasing data and videos to keep the public up to speed. Most recently, the IIHS released its findings after putting minivans through this test, and, as it turns out, they're not very good.

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"Don't Jerk and Drive" ... Wait, What?

The best (or worst) safety campaign ever has finished prematurely.

If someone tells you to avoid "jerking and driving," what comes to mind? Okay, don't answer that; if you've ever been a teenager, you know exactly what that phrase seems to hint towards. Of course, if you asked the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety that same question, they would give you an entirely different answer. While the SDOHS did come up with a novel safety campaign, its double-entendre phrasing doomed it.

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Recall Roundup: Takata, Honda, GM, and Ford

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

GM has issued a recall for approximately 275,000 cars in the U.S. The issue lies with the headlights; apparently, a module might not be working correctly, leaving the driver with low beams that might only occasionally function, if at all. The high-beam headlights are not affected, but at the same time, it's not advised to ignore the problem and just drive around blinding everybody.

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Recall Roundup: Takata, Mini, Mazda, and Volkswagen

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

This year, we've been hit with an unprecedented level of vehicle recalls, spurred by GM's ignition-switch debacle. These recalls affect nearly every automaker selling cars in the United States, and as the number of recalls continues to rise, the chance that you might have a recalled car in your garage will continue to increase. That's why we collect all the recall notices from the past week and put them right here, in an easily digestible roundup. Here's what's on the chopping block.

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